If you hear imbibers at Smoke & Mirrors exclaim, “There’s a cloud on my cocktail!” don’t worry, you’re not drunk… yet. That’s just the kind of mixology magic one can expect at National Gallery Singapore’s rooftop bar, what with its new menu of innovative drinks, The Playful Eye. The aforementioned nephology spotting is actually Cloud & Air, a honeyed, white port-based concoction with citrus smoke that floats up to a milk meringue topper. More adventurous palates can opt for Kurokawa (“black river” in Japanese), an umami-filled drink with a wave of rausu kombu (seaweed) infused vodka, shaken with gomasio (black sesame and salt) and ponzu tincture for acidic punch, then garnished with micro tomatoes and sea grapes to let the tart and briny flavours linger.
The Playful Eye at Smoke & Mirrors Kurokawa cocktail
Cloud on Air